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After 7 straight days of being wet I can’t even begin to describe how great a feeling it was to arrive at Godafoss and to be *dry*. Even getting this close to the waterfall didn’t get me wet like many of the other falls I visited in Iceland. The rain had finally stopped earlier in the evening when Andy exclaimed “I’m going to Godafoss while it’s dry — who wants to come?!” I think we left our campsite sometime around 11pm and spent almost 2 hours at the waterfall.

Iceland doesn’t believe in installing railings like we do in the United States. Perhaps they just don’t care if people die, or because there’s no railings, people aren’t as dumb. Perhaps people in the US just really are more dumb? There’s nothing preventing you from going right to the edge of the waterfall, as you can see in the upper left and most of us did exactly that! I decided, however, that I would stay below the falls and shoot it from down below. I loved the way that Godafoss curves around in a bowl shape.

Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/14, 30 sec, ISO 100

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